UPDATE: The full sale of all NewLights Press items ended on Monday, 10/14/13, but the flood broadsides shown below will continue to be sold, and all of the money from those will continue to be donated. The sale has been successful. Thank you to everyone who participated & supported.
The floods that ravaged the state of Colorado a few weeks ago were widely reported in the news. The waters have since receded, and the headlines are focused on other matters. But the work of rebuilding and mitigating future disasters is long and arduous, and help is still needed. The recent, massive wildfires across the state have left many areas extremely vulnerable to flooding, and it will likely be decades until the burn scars return to normal, with vegetation that can hold the soil together and ground that can absorb water.
Always the question: What can we do? Always the answer: What we do.
So in that spirit the NewLights Press is excited to announce the 2013 DELUGE OF AWESOMENESS SALE. For the next four days, until 12 AM on Monday, 10/14/13, all money from the sales of any NewLights Press item will be donated to flood relief and mitigation efforts in Colorado, both up north in the Boulder area and here in the Pikes Peak Region.
And of course there is a new, featured item in the sale: a limited edition letterpress printed broadside, written, designed and printed by a group of students at The Press at Colorado College.
2013 Colorado Flood Broadside
by Ashley Johnson, Patrick Lofgren and Katie Smith
Letterpress from lead type, collagraph and linoleum
Edition of 90
10.75” x 14.75”
You can view the rest of the available books here and broadsides here.
Thank you for reading, thank you for your help.